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Todd Kern is Founder and Principal of 2Revolutions - a national education design lab that designs, launches, and supports Future of Learning models, and helps catalyze the systems-level conditions within which they can thrive. Todd is a systems-oriented generalist with 30 years of leadership experience in strategic, analytical, operational and advocacy roles across various segments and levels of the U.S. education industry. He started 2Revolutions in 2008 to leverage this diverse set of perspectives to attempt new ways of addressing the complex challenges that hold us back. He is currently launching a new social venture, edsUP, to transform the $18B market for K12 professional learning.
Todd previously held senior leadership roles with New Leaders for New Schools – first as Executive Director of the New York City program, then as Chief Knowledge Officer. Before that, he was EVP at KnowledgeQuest Ventures, a mission-driven boutique investment bank and strategy consulting firm dedicated to serving the emerging education industry. Todd’s past experience also includes representing the legislative priorities of state education commissioners before Congress, and lobbying for increased federal investments in education. Todd has taught Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University and co-directed the Education Policy Fellowship Program.
Todd completed his graduate work in Public Policy at the University of Chicago, earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Psychology from Miami University, and graduated from a public high school in Ohio. He is an Aspen-Pahara Fellow and recently completed a 5-year term on the school board in his home community of New Rochelle, NY.